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A word of Welcome by the Dean

Dear Guests

Dean Nadine BuysAre you motivated to try to better understand complex systems and search for creative solutions for the current changes e.g. global warming, biofuels, limited resources? Then this website is what you were looking for and I’m sure you will find a suitable programme at our Faculty!

On our Campus, around the castle of Arenberg, you will be able to study and conduct research in a green, pleasant and inspiring environment. Leuven itself is a real student-town, with 36,000 students over a population of 100,000. It’s a charming small city, only 30 minutes drive from Brussels, the capital of Europe.

The broad range of educational programmes in bioscience engineering at Bachelor and Master level reflects the all-round character of our Faculty. For these educational programmes it is important to rely on the strengths of the scientific and innovative research. This is carried out in three departments: the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Department of Biosystems and the Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems. For educational and research purposes, the Faculty can use various facilities such as the Centre of Fruit Culture, the Experimental Farm for Animal Breeding, and the Greenhouse Facility with as well moderate as (sub)tropical environments.

We will provide you not only with scientific knowledge, but also with management skills and we will motivate you to explore yourself. You will meet a lot of other international students. We are one of the most European and international faculties in Leuven! Each year we receive and send students from/to universities all over the world; from Stellenbosch to Stockholm; Valencia to Varadero; Mekele to Melbourne.

If you want to know more, have a further look at our website, or ask for our brochures.

We hope you will have an instructive and pleasant time in Leuven!

Nadine Buys